Bongos Not Bombs

One thread per person please. Feel free to share with us your photos and video clips from your gigs, jams, rumbas, etc etc. No random clips or images, this is a section for our members to post up and promote their own projects and adventures.
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One thread per person please. Feel free to share with us your photos and video clips from your gigs, jams, rumbas, etc etc. No random clips or images, this is a section for our members to post up and promote their own projects and adventures.
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby bongosnotbombs » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:32 am

A very cool woman in the audience drew some caricatures during one of my recent gigs. Reminds me of some of those old school album covers.
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby Mike » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:19 am

Very cool drawings!
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby bongosnotbombs » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:32 pm

...and here's some shots from the same gig. I was feeling lazy and only brought one drum. :wink:
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby burke » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:18 pm

Reminds me of James Thurber [the drawings]
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby congalero » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:40 am

Hey Gordie,

All are great drums!!! Some people just do not understand that bias is a habit. Hope to see you around. Keep up the gigging and fun. You need to drop by the museum again sometime; it has expanded.

All the best,

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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby bongosnotbombs » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:50 pm

Hey thanks for the invite, I'll take you up on that soon. Can't wait to see the expanded collection.
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby bongosnotbombs » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:54 pm

A while back I was asked to be a mentor for a couple of performers who were going to be in a talent show for an organization here in SF called the Community Housing Partnership. http://www.chp-sf.org/about.html . A non profit whose mission is to provide support and housing for the local homeless. The talent show featured formerly homeless people that have been assisted by the program. I was honored to mentor 2 groups of performers featuring percussion. The first group was a conga player accompanying a tap dancer and the second was a percussion ensemble. It was a lot of fun and I gained a lot of respect for this organization. To top it off, one of my groups won first prize!
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby bongosnotbombs » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:09 pm

The other group was called Brass Monkey, they played Afroblue and that Santana song Jingo. Funny enough I had played with the xylophone player before in Golden Gate Park a couple of times.
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby bongosnotbombs » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:15 am

Another caricature of myself on bongos, accompanying a poet at an all-women poetry event. I really like these little drawings.
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby CongaTick » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:26 pm

Love the caricatures!
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby bongosnotbombs » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:14 pm

Some shots of me and a video from this year at Burning Man 2012. I fixed up an old Ludwig bass drum and participated in some parades. HIghlights were the "Billion Bunny March" and playing a jazz funeral AND "Mardi Gras" with the venerable Burning Band. I know it's not congas, but whatever....

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I'm not actually in this shot but.......FLAMING TUBAS!!!!
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby bongosnotbombs » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:32 pm

a few more...
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby windhorse » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:52 pm

Way to be a he-man and haul that thing around!!! Were you using some cool afro-cuban inspired bombo hits? What am I saying,,, of course you did! :roll:
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Re: Bongos Not Bombs

Postby bongosnotbombs » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:58 am

Man Dave, you'd be surprised. The basic patterns for the New Orleans stuff is tresillo on the bass, upbeats on cymbal or son clave on bass, upbeats on cymbal, down beats with accent on the & of 4, etc. Seriously, I was looking at all these patterns going, hey, I already know this. Reminded me a lot of guagua patterns which helped with the bass/cymbal technique.

Of course the New Orleans/Cuba relationship, not to mention the historical Congo Square in New Orleans has been discussed before.

Anyways, these guys were stoked to have me around. I was the only guy crazy enough to bring a bass drum along.
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